Pop-Up Magazine Embarks on All-New National Tour

Pop-Up Magazine Contributor Jamie Meltzer

The critically-acclaimed live magazine’s Spring Issue travels to San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles

Heralded as “A sensation” by the New York Times, “Something special,” by PBS Newshour, and “A hit” by Forbes.
“Do not miss,” says the Los Angeles Times.
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Following a string of sold-out shows across the country earlier this year, Pop-Up Magazine, the critically-acclaimed evening of live journalism, embarks on a national tour to San Franicsco, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles. With performances by award-winning writers, documentary filmmakers, radio producers and artists, Pop-Up Magazine features true, multimedia stories created especially for the stage and a live audience.

“Imagine your favorite magazine came to life,” lauds the Boston Globe. Each contributor presents a vivid, multimedia story about the world around us, accompanied by illustrations, animations, photography, sound, film, and an original score, performed onstage by musical collaborators Magik*Magik Orchestra. Story topics range from politics, food, art, sports, design, business, science, and more. The night ends gathered around the bar, with the performers and audience mingling together. Nothing goes online after the show — you have to be there to experience it.

Contributors for the Spring Issue tour are as follows:

· Jon Ronson, New York Times bestselling author, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare At Goats — SF, LA
· Gillian Laub, Award-winning photographer & filmmaker, Southern Rites — SF, DC, NY, LA
· Yassir Lester, Actor, Girls, Making History, writer, comedian — SF, DC, NY, LA
· Tabitha Soren, Artist and photographer — SF
· Daniel Alarcón, Novelist, At Night We Walk In Circles, host, Radio Ambulante — NY
· Alexandra Petri, Columnist, The Washington Post — DC
· Fazeelat Aslam, Award-winning documentary filmmaker, producer, correspondent, VICE — SF, CHI, DC, NY, LA
· Carlos Javier Ortiz, Award-winning director, cinematographer, photographer, 2016 Guggenheim Fellow — SF, CHI, DC, NY, LA
· Samin Nosrat, Chef, author, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat — DC
· Karen Duffin, Producer, This American Life — SF, CHI, DC, NY
· Brittany Spanos, Staff writer, Rolling Stone — SF, CHI, DC, NY, LA
· Mary Melton, Editor and writer, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times Magazine, L.A. Weekly — NY, LA
· Lu Olkowski, Radio producer, Radiolab, This American Life, CBC’s Love Me — SF, CHI, DC, NY, LA
· Dan Engber, Writer, Slate, Wired — DC, NY
· Sandra Allen, Writer, BuzzFeed News, Paris Review Daily — SF, CHI, DC, NY, LA
· Robin Amer, Deputy Editor, Chicago Reader — CHI
· Talia Herman, Photographer, The California Sunday Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fader — DC
· Zara Katz, Photo editor and video producer, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project — CHI
· Rachel Monroe, Writer, The New Yorker, Texas Monthly, The New Republic — SF, CHI, LA

Cities, venues, show dates and times, local on-sale times,

and ticket price are as follows:


San Francisco, CA – Curran

Wednesday, May 31, and Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 PM

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Ticket prices: $35 – $55


Chicago, IL – Harris Theater

Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 7:30 PM

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Ticket price: $25


Washington, D.C. – Lincoln Theatre

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 7:30 PM

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Ticket price: $30


New York, NY – The Town Hall

Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9, 2017, at 7:30 PM

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Ticket prices: $35 – $55


Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 8:00 PM

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Ticket price: $32

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